I know it's been a while since my last post here. Shame on me, no excuses. Anyway, today I want to talk about a new guitar cabinet IR library that has just been released by Rosen Digital. This library offers IR of some of the most uses 4x12 cabinets in the industry (Marshall 1960A, Mesa Rectifier and Orange PPC) as well as some of best sounding combo amps (Budda, Fender and Carvin). It also contains custom cabinet IR digitally created by some blending process... and these are my favorite.
I have tested this library extensively in the last few days and I have to admit that these IR sound great. They are well balanced with a well defined low end. The top end is clear without being too fizzy. I think these IR can be easily qualified as "mix ready". And, even if you have to slightly process the resulting guitar tracks, these IR take the processing (compression and EQ) very well.
Let's listen to few samples to demonstrate what kind of tone could be achieved with this library. With the first playlist below, I would like to demonstrate the 4x12 cabinet IR of the library in a metal context. To do so, I have used Jaymz DI and backing track of his Nevermore Narcosynthesis cover (with a link to the appropriate forum thread). In these examples, only the rhythm guitars have been reamped and processed with the library. No post processing has been applied on any of these samples. All the controls of the amp sim were at noon. To me, all of these tones are useable right off the bat.
The next playlist illustrates the 2x12 cabinet IR use for clean tone. Again, no post processing has been applied apart a bit of reverb. Thanks To Widek Music for the DI tracks.
Why don't you test them by yourself, go grab the library here.
jeudi 23 janvier 2014
I just want to share the work of my friend Alex Valle at LUME PRODUCCIONS. Alex used my amp sims on Xader's (AOR) first release. For those who can read spanish here are some criticisms of the album (it got 10 out of 10). Alex produced, recorded and mixed the album. You can listen the entire album on Spotify (Not sure if it's available here in Canada). The album got some great guitar solos from Yu-ya Komatsu (Tokyo), Robert Rodrigo (Bilbao) and David Dans (L.A.) Below you can hear some short samples. So, if you like it go get it or get in touch with Alex for availabilities.
dimanche 5 janvier 2014
mercredi 6 mars 2013
Hi everyone, I apologies for not being very active. I finally decided to kick myself and port some of the amp sims to IPlug in order to ease the release of cross plateform versions of my plugins. I would like to thanks Oli Larkin for his enhanced version of Cockos' IPlug. You can get all the infos and download it from here. I have compiled 32 and 64 bits versions of VST for Windows and Mac as well as AudioUnit versions (32 and 64 bits) for Mac of HyBrit, LeGion, LeCto, LeXtac and Le456. The download links are on the right in "Amp sims pack" section. These have not been tested extensively so use them at your own risks and if you don't mind you can report bugs here. Apart from the MCJ channel of HyBrit, which has been changed a little bit, all the other sims should sound pretty much the same as the older versions.
mercredi 8 août 2012
Ok these ones have not been widely tested so use them at your own risk. They most likely not work on PPC. Sorry. Here are the download links: AU and VST. And for the PC users, here is a new version that should not crashes when an IR is not found : PC (no 64 bits yet).
mercredi 7 décembre 2011
HyBrit is now available for Mac users in both AU and VST formats. The beautiful new GUI has been again design by nervirasme, thanks Man. The new skin is also available for windows users.
Download links are on the right.
ps: I have also added a download link for Le456 for windows with the new skin.